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Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

 
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hendersond
Occasional Advisor

Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

I am trying to use vSphere Update Manager to install Nimble Connection Manager on my hosts. I am running ESXi 6.0 Update 2.

I have the Nimble VMWare integration guide and followed the directions. When I scan my hosts it shows that they are all compliant. In other words, it says that the Nimble Integration Manager is already installed when it is not

Any ideas?

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pflammer23
Valued Contributor

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

Hello David,

You can easily find out if NCM is installed.

Login to the ESX host and run the command below:

(I'm not using the latest version here)


[root@esx1:~] esxcli software vib list | grep nimble


nimble-ncs 2.3.1-600006 Nimble  VMwareAccepted    2015-06-27


nimble-psp 2.3.1-600006 Nimble  VMwareAccepted    2015-06-27


If NCM is not installed then you probably didn't adjust your existing baselines or didn't create a new one for NCM.

Kind Regards,

Pierre

rvvliet78110
Valued Contributor

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

Hi David,

Just checking, you did add the NCM to the baseline.

Kind regards,

Rick

hendersond
Occasional Advisor
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Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

I ended up SSH into each host and installing Nimble Connection Manager that way. I have 9 hosts so it took a bit but it is done. Our two Nimble arrays are arriving next week so getting this prep work done ahead of time

ndyer39
HPE Pro

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

Good work. Out of interest - did you install NCM 2.3 or NCM 3? It would be worthwhile going to 3, as NCM 2.3 is not compatible with NimbleOS 3 on the array.

hendersond
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

I SSH into each host and issued this command

esxcli software vib install -d http://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6/ncm

When I look at what was installed, it does show version 2.3

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What command should I use to install version 3?

Do I need to uninstall version 2.3 before installing version 3?

Why didn't Nimble's documentation mention this!!!!!

ndyer39
HPE Pro

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

Hi David,

NCM 2.3 is the latest GA release - so running the command will pull down and install that code.

NCM 3 is tied to NimbleOS 3 which is currently RC status - but we expect this to change fairly shortly. So if you have scope, it may serve you well to remove NCM 2.3 and install NCM 3. Any VIB removal requires a VMware reboot. Or you could do it in the future should you wish.

NImble documentation is published for each release. The best thing to do is to speak with your local Nimble SE or give support a call, who can provide you guidance.

hendersond
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cannot install Nimble Connection Manager

I did login to Infosight and downloaded NCM 3.3 which is a release candidate. I fed this to VMWare Update Manager and managed to get it installed on all 9 hosts. I had to struggle with Update Manager a bit but the work is done. Our two array arrive next week and we will be using 3.x code on them